Once again, the power of LaGrange County REMC members joining together and making a huge impact on the community is evident. Participating members allow their bills to be rounded up each month and since the beginning of the program in January 2002, nearly $285,000 has been given back to the community. The money has been used by organizations that serve all sectors of the community – youth, seniors, young families, and everyone in-between.
Operation Round Up funds were recently dispersed for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The recipients for this quarter were the Little Laker League and Elijah Haven Crisis Intervention Center.
ElijahHaven Crisis Intervention Centerreceived a grant in the amount of $5,000 that will be used to educate young people and help prevent dating violence and relational aggression. The agency will use the funding to help with staffing, purchase educational materials, and materials to present the drama, “The Outrage.” The agency is taking curriculum into the schools to show kids in grades 5-12 how to handle difficult situations they might find themselves in.
The REMC also presented $2,500 to the Little Laker League. The funds will be used to purchase safety equipment for kids in grades 4-6 to play tackle football. The safety equipment includes pants with kneepads and helmets.
LaGrange County REMC, through Operation Round Up, and their members are honored to be able to provide money for the different organizations that help to make LaGrange County a better place to live.
Any civic organization that provides services to people of the community is encouraged to apply for funding. Applications can be picked up at the LaGrange County REMC office at 1995 E. US 20 or downloaded from the website at www.lagrangeremc.com.